Scotland

Scotland's papers: Kirk sell-off plans and Indyref2

Image caption The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has signalled that church sell-offs may be needed to safeguard the Kirk, according to the Scotsman. The paper reports the feelings of delegates that existing plans to address falling church numbers and income are not radical enough.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Mail says No 10 is likely to reject any move towards a second Scottish independence referendum. The paper says Downing Street is "standing firm" against Nicola Sturgeon's bid to "restart" her "push to break up Britain".
Image caption The Daily Telegraph also reports on the Scottish Tory leader's stance against independence. Ruth Davidson has told Theresa May to stand firm against any new move towards a second referendum, the paper claims.
Image caption Similarly, the i newspaper says the Union is under threat, according to the Scottish Conservatives leader. It reports warnings that the UK's Brexit approach could push voters in Scotland towards independence.
Image caption The Scottish Daily Express meanwhile reports Ruth Davidson's calls for a joint British bid to host the World Cup. She says the competition would be away of bringing the UK together.
Image caption Former Rangers hero Terry Butcher has hit out at the Army over the death of his son, reports The Scottish Sun. The ex-footballer said Christopher, who battled PTSD, was a "victim of war".
Image caption The Herald reports anger felt by victims of abuse at the publication of new guidelines by the Catholic Church in Scotland. They say the moves do not go far enough to answer claims of abuse by priests.
Image caption The BBC is criticised by the SNP in a submission to Ofcom, reports The National on its front page. The paper says the party has raised concerns over funding for the broadcaster's new channel in Scotland and claims there has been no attempt to win back trust lost in 2014.
Image caption The Press and Journal reports on a dramatic sea rescue. It tells how rescuers battled for five hours to free a yacht that had become stranded on rocks as it left Peterhead harbour.
Image caption The suspicious death of a young charity worker is the main story for The Courier. It reports an historic churchyard was sealed off by police investigating the death of Annalise Johnstone.
Image caption Google is helping its users uncover the identity of rape victims, reports The Times. The paper says the search engine is revealing names of those who have been abused despite their anonymity being protected by law.
Image caption The Daily Record reports on the trial of a woman accused of running a brothel from a town flat. It runs with the headline: "I went for a massage and got a Brucie Bonus".
Image caption The Daily Star leads with a story that comedian Peter Kay is working on a new TV sitcom.

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